Motherboard replacement

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ally31

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I have tried to obtain replace my defective mobo with an identical mobo for my machine but can't.
What are the issues if I get a motherboard which has the same form factor and processor socket and swap into my machine using the same peripherals I currently use. I don't want to have to re-install operating systems etc. Are there any issues that I may encounter in doing this?? Many thank AL.. :cool:
 
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85 % surely your OS won't work with the new board. Even if it does, it won't propably work properly...
 

ally31

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85% ?? That's quite a high percentage..
So it is likely then I would have to do a full backup and re-installation then?? If I tried to do this then do you know what is likely to happen on booting up?
 
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Not exactly sure. Many things. Just not booting, blue screens, continuous rebooting(and blue screens, maybe), some error like "ntldr missing, press ctrlaltdel to reboot or insert proper boot media" etc.
Or then the problems might pop up later.
 
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well, i would seriously consider NOT buying another ecs board
i have thrown 4 ecs boards in the trash in the last 3 months
i know that it prob' would be a pain to reload your os and programs but i would replace the mobo with a reliable brand such as: gigabyte,msi,asus,abit to name a few
then u can slave your drive to get files
( i had a look for the ecs 649-m3 and u are right... hard to find)
 
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